What’s Trending in Kitchen Backsplashes For 2016 And 2017

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photograph backsplash in the kitchen by Klamco | Klam Construction

BKBG – We use tile and stone a majority of the time for backsplashes in a number of the kitchens that we design.

However, kitchen backsplash creativity has been ramped up several notches.

Our clients are often thrilled when we help them make distinctive design statements with nontraditional backsplash materials.

Here are a few unique options for you to consider.


It’s relatively cost-effective and can add a lot of fun to your space. Imagine how easy it would be to follow a recipe if it was written on the backsplash in front of your stove or cooktop. You can also write down your grocery list, reminders to family members and to-do lists.

chalkboard backsplash in the kitchen by Horizon Exteriors, LLC


Wood is another cost-effective backsplash material. It exudes an aura of warmth and a rustic feel to any kitchen. We typically will recommend wood for clients who have not opted for a wood or laminate floor. Wood offers a blank canvas. It can be placed horizontally, vertically or in a zigzag pattern depending on the look and feel our clients want to achieve.

wood backsplash for the kitchen by Horizon Exteriors, LLC


This is a really way out of the box option but can work in certain kitchens. Buttons are most appropriate for a mid-century modern or a vintage type of home. Using buttons as a backsplash certain is a conversation starter and allows you to play with multiple colors. We would recommend neutral colored cabinets and countertops for those opting for a button backsplash.

button backsplash in the kitchen by Klamco | Klam Construction


Want a fun and creative way to honor friends and family? Use their pictures as your kitchen’s backsplash. If you want to create a vintage look, consider black and white photos. If backsplash will be used on several walls, you can use different photos or one large photo for continuity.

photograph backsplash in the kitchen by Klamco | Klam Construction

Wine corks

Oenophiles consider using wine corks as your backsplash. Using wine corks as the backsplash behind a wine refrigerator in your kitchen just shouts cool.

wine cork backsplash in the kitchen by Klamco | Klam Construction


Many of our clients don’t think of wallpaper as a backsplash material, but it can really set a kitchen apart. Our clients that want to make a bold statement in their kitchen often opt for a bright patterned wall paper. We would recommend a simple stripe or polka dot paper for clients looking for a more subtle look.

wallpaper backsplash for the kitchen by Klamco | Klam Construction


Using a contrasting paint color as a backsplash is simple and extremely cost-effective. When we specify paint, we typically will suggest a bold bright color that pops against the look and feel of the rest of the kitchen. We also play with different finishes, specifying glossy for the backsplash contrasted by a matte on the walls ceiling.

paint backsplash for the kitchen by Klamco | Klam Construction


Artwork won’t cover all of the backslash space, using framed pictures is a creative, easy and cost-effective way to make a distinctive design statement.

art or artwork as backsplash in the kitchen by Klamco | Klam Construction

These creative options help our clients consider alternatives to traditional tile and stone, which remain very popular backsplash materials because they work so well. Let us know if you would like us to help you explore different backsplashes for your new kitchen. Call our showroom at (phone number) or visit us at (address of showroom).



What’s Next?

Selecting the proper kitchen remodeling contractor for any homeowner is key. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you may regarding home remodeling for your kitchen, bathroom, basements, and additions. Klam Construction is here to help you take your idea to design to your dream home.

Call or Email us today for a FREE in-home consultation or FREE estimate! info@klamconstruction.com (414) 427-0800. We are waiting to help you!


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